Recorded on 09/12/2006, uploaded on 01/14/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
in Australia in 1893, Arthur Benjamin started his career teaching
piano and composition at the Sydney Conservatory. He moved to London in 1921 to teach composition at the Royal Academy of
Music, where he had many illustrious pupils, among them Benjamin Britten. Benjamin wrote many operas, orchestral works,
songs and film scores. His best-known piece was Jamaican Rumba, composed
in 1938, for which the Jamaican government gave him a free barrel of rum a year
as their thanks for the piece. Violist William Primrose wrote this transcription. Eric Nowlin
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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